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Mar 26, 2013 11:30am PDT
the case, two california couples say the law violates gays and lazy babies right to equal protection. >> from the beginning the case has been about securing the right to marry the opinion i love and having equal access to the most important relationship i know in life which is marriage. >> attitudes are changing rapidly. a majority of americans believe they should be allowed to wed. outside the court an almost carnival-like atmosphere the debate continues. tomorrow, in a separate case the justices consider the defense of marriage act, the 1996 law that denies federal benefits to same-sex couples legally married in their states. >> inside the court for today's argument, white house senior advisor and chief justice john roberts' first cousin, a lesbian, who wants do marry her partner of four years. live in washington at the supreme court for abc7 news. back to you. >> thank you. cameras are not allowed in the court but the supreme court has released audio of the hearing. the lawyer defending prop 8 faced tough questions from the justices. >> what harm you see happening and when and how
KOFY
Mar 25, 2013 11:30am PDT
gun laws are getting lauder and more expensive. a new push by new york mayor bloomberg to promote gun control. >> prince harry is coming to america, the one place >> new york's millionaire mayor bible -- bloomberg is starting an ad campaign to encourage gun control. >> congress is ready to take up new gun control measures. opponents and supporters are gearing up for a fight. >> this is what the survivors want. this is what the public wants. >> it doing in to anyone but slows down law abiding. ought senate will debate a bill to crackdown on gun trafficking and provide additional funding for school safety. what the bill will not include, is a ban on military-style assault weapons. those in favor of stricter gun laws are getting a big lift from new york city mayor bloomberg who has pour $12 million his personal fortune into tv commercials in a dozen state targeting waivering lawmakers. >> i believe in the 2nd amendment and will future for it but with rights come responsibility which is why i support comprehensive background checks. >> the latest washington post/abc news poll show that 90
KOFY
Mar 21, 2013 11:30am PDT
audit says that both broke a city law that prevents elected city officials from telling city workers what to do. the contract was never awarded to turner, the case is serious. councilman reed says that it is lie and the auditor says it is about playing by the rules. >> this report strikes right at the integrity of oakland government. citizens and businesses should be able to live and transact business in a city they know plays by the rules. >> i have never threatened any city staff person regarding their job. i have been an elected official for 16 years and a staff person in the city of oakland for another 14 years. out of 30 years of being an employee of the city of oakland suddenly, now, city staff is afraid of me? i don't think that is the case. >> an aide to the councilman named, that person tried to use their influence to fix a pack -- parking ticket. the allegation has been forwarded to the district attorney in alameda. it is not clear if charges will be filed. the mayor is troubled about the report and will have something to say in a few hours. we have reached out to the counc
KOFY
Mar 22, 2013 11:30am PDT
the same sex would enshrine in the law the principle that mothers and fathers are interchangeable or irrelevant. he also says a court ruling in favor of same-sex marriage may only intensify the debate. you can see his interview with the archbishop this afternoon going on abc7 news starting at 4:00. >> five bay area police departments are now in the middle of a 24 hour tweet athen, the palo alto, east palo alto, fremont, mountain view, and los gatos police departments are participating in the event with 160 agencies taking part. they are tweeting of service calls to increase awareness of police work and their issues. fremont police tweeted "call a man in 50's down on a bench waving his arms and moaning, fire and p.d. on the scene." hashtag, poltwt and that is a hashtag they use, poltwt, on twitter you can follow us for news any time at abc7 news abc7news.com rather, abc7 news bay area. >> the cruise ship owned by carnival arrived a few hours ago and it was all supplies in spite of the troubles we heard on other cruises. abc7 news reporter katie marzullo is live from pier 27. they have
KOFY
Mar 18, 2013 11:30am PDT
challenging voter i.d. laws in texas and south carolina. he has support from the labor and latino communities but some republican critics in congress are expected to oppose his confirmation. if confirmed he would be one of the highest ranking hispanics in government. >> pope francis is gearing up for the first official mastectomy at st. peter's square with the first audience today with the visiting head of state, a president with whom he has clashed over a socially liberal policies. >> pope francis has charmed the faithful from the humility. speaking to 150,000 at st. peter's square off the cuff. with the first south american pope he cannot escape the past. he cigaretted -- greeted the president of argentina. in the past they have been at crossroads over the dirty war between 1976 and 19839 military dictatorship killed and torture up to 30,000 people. the church is accuses of complicit in the crimes. >> abc was told that francis had the power to save his family and he refused. human rights campaigners accusebergbergberg of letting two of his priests be action deducted and failing
ABC
Mar 26, 2013 11:00am PDT
the justices consider the defense of marriage act, the 1996 law that denies federal benefits to same-sex couples legally married in their states. >> inside the court for today's argument, white house senior advisor and chief justice john roberts' first cousin, a lesbian, who wants do marry her partner of four years. live in washington at the supreme court for abc7 news. back to you. >> thank you. cameras are not allowed in the court but the supreme court has released audio of the hearing. the lawyer defending prop 8 faced tough questions from the justices. >> what harm you see happening and when and how and what harm to the institution of marriage or to opposite sex couples, how does this cause and effect work? >> once again, i would reiterate we don't believe that's the correct legal question before the court. that the correct question is, whether or not redefining marriage to include same-sex couples would advance the interests of marriage. >> are you conceding the point that there is no harm or denigration to traditional opposite sex marriage couples? you are concede that? >>
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Mar 20, 2013 1:05am PDT
being deported. >> we were talking about the law and it is to the fair. >> this fourth grade class at jefferson elementary is learning a very personal lesson on immigration law. >> we thought the law was supposed to protect us and help us go to school, but look what happened to rodrigo. please help us bring him back. >> they lobbied the city council to pass a resolution to send to congress in support of bringing home their classmate, 10-year-old rodrigo. their visas expired while visiting family in mexico. on january 10th, the u.s. customs officers denied their re-entry and sent them back to mexico with a five-year wait to reapply for new visas. >> what about rodrigo? who is fighting for rodrigo? we need to fight for rodrigo's rights. >> in the first berkeley council skypeession, session, joined h joined his classmates. >> thank you, everyone, for what you are doing to try and get me home. >> the students wrote letters to their congressional representatives and the president asking for a waiver called humanitarian parole. >> we are just fourth grade kids, but you are doing a big thing
ABC
Mar 25, 2013 11:00am PDT
gun laws are getting lauder and more expensive. a new push by new york mayor bloomberg to promote gun control. >> prince harry is coming to america, the one place >> new york's millionaire mayor bible -- bloomberg is starting an ad campaign to encourage gun control. >> congress is ready to take up new gun control measures. opponents and supporters are gearing up for a fight. >> this is what the survivors want. this is what the public wants. >> it doing in to anyone but slows down law abiding. ought senate will debate a bill to crackdown on gun trafficking and provide additional funding for school safety. what the bill will not include, is a ban on military-style assault weapons. those in favor of stricter gun laws are getting a big lift from new york city mayor bloomberg who has pour $12 million his personal fortune into tv commercials in a dozen state targeting waivering lawmakers. >> i believe in the 2nd amendment and will future for it but with rights come responsibility which is why i support comprehensive background checks. >> the latest washington post/abc news poll show tha
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Mar 19, 2013 11:00pm PDT
being deported. >> we were talking about the law and it is to the fair. >> this fourth grade class at jefferson elementary is learning a very personal lesson on immigration law. >> we thought the law was supposed to protect us and help us go to school, but look what happened to rodrigo. please help us bring him back. >> they lobbied the city council to pass a resolution to send to congress in support of bringing home their classmate, 10-year-old rodrigo. their visas expired while visiting family in mexico. on january 10th, the u.s. customs officers denied their re-entry and sent them back to mexico with a five-year wait to reapply for new visas. >> what about rodrigo? who is fighting for rodrigo? we need to fight for rodrigo's rights. >> in the first berkeley council skype session, rodrigo joined his classmates. >> thank you, everyone, for what you are doing to try and get me home. >> the students wrote letters to their congressional representatives and the president asking for a waiver called humanitarian parole. >> we are just fourth grade kids, but you are doing a big thing. tha
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Mar 25, 2013 4:00pm PDT
. >> it is up to the supreme court to make it the law of the land you can't discriminate in the area of marriage. >> u.s. solicitor general will have a final 10 minutes or och sigs. he represents the president and will likely be asked about mr. obama's shift to support same-sex marriage. a key justice to watch will be justice anthony ken neddy. he has been a strong degrernd of gay rights and a champion of state ri.s he could be the swing vote. the court could dismiss the case for want of standing which would allow same-sex marriages in california. the court could rule prop 8 is unconstitutional, it could threaten similar bans in other states or could leave prop 8 in place ruling states have the right to decide for themselves. the 9th circuits decision states voters didn't have the right to take away the freedom california supreme court already granted. coming up at 6:00 state attorney general will weigh in along with one of the berkeley women who is one of the plaintiffs in this case. a quick correction. i said prop 8 vote was 2004. it was 2008. on california voters ban same-sex marr
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Mar 21, 2013 4:00pm PDT
$165,000 a year and 10 weeks paid vacation. >> colorado governor signed a bill into law allowing civil unions for gay couples. nine states allow gay marriage. >> and they're about to head to washington for culmination of a debate starting in san francisco. >> it's been an incredible experience, turning out to be historic one. >> chris perry ask sandy steer are one of the two couples behind the lawsuit challenging the ban on same-sex marriage. since the passage in 2008, polls show sentiment has shifted. president obama now supports marriage for the nation's gays and lesbians and his administration has filed a brief with the u.s. supreme court. >> if we're successful and prevail, and no lower court rulings are reversed and prop 8 goes away. >> that is our fwo. it will send a message to the country. >> but will not change the minds minds of critics like bill may. >> not about same-sex marriages. it's about the question of whether marriage should be redefined. >> this berkeley couple says they aren't trying to redefine marriage but have access to it. justices are expected to rule by
ABC
Mar 22, 2013 5:00am PDT
. to determine if any laws have been broken. >> president obama is wrapping up his visit to israel by paying respects to heroes of the percent state and victims of the holocaust and visiting the birthplace of jesus and he will travel to jordan to meet with a top ally in the region. we are joined live from washington, dc with more from our reporter there. >> good morning, kristen. a busy and historic three days if president obama in the middle east. today he holds final meetings with the israelis and palestinians. >> on the final day in israel, president obama paid tribute to the history of the jewish people laying wreaths at the graves of israeli cultural icons and remembers victims of the holocaust on a tour of a memorial in israel. >> they were men and women and children, so many children, sent to their deaths because of who they were, how they prayed or who they loved. >> the trip has been rich with symbolism. he reaffirmed the united states alliance in a send off toast with israeli leaders. in a speech to israeli college students the president tried to rekindle hope that peace wit
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Mar 22, 2013 11:00am PDT
"usa today" that to legalize marriage between two people of the same sex would enshrine in the law the principle that mothers and fathers are interchangeable or irrelevant. he also says a court ruling in favor of same-sex marriage may only intensify the debate. you can see his interview with the archbishop this afternoon going on abc7 news starting at 4:00. >> five bay area police departments are now in the middle of a 24 hour tweet athen, the palo alto, east palo alto, fremont, mountain view, and los gatos police departments are participating in the event with 160 agencies taking part. they are tweeting of service calls to increase awareness of police work and their issues. fremont police tweeted "call a man in 50's down on a bench waving his arms and moaning, fire and p.d. on the scene." hashtag, poltwt and that is a hashtag they use, poltwt, on twitter you can follow us for news any time at abc7 news abc7news.com rather, abc7 news bay area. >> the cruise ship owned by carnival arrived a few hours ago and it was all supplies in spite of the troubles we heard on other cruises. abc7 ne
ABC
Mar 19, 2013 4:30am PDT
better part of the evening. at midnight the cold front will sweep law and we could have a real short period of steady, light rain, and scattered showers for tomorrow. still looking at rainfall amounts on the very low side around .05" in the south bay and maybe up to 1" in the north bay mountains but that is generous. temperatures are cooler tomorrow and then the 60's and 70's come back through the weekend and into next week. sue? >> a nice live shot for the commute across the san mateo bridge from hayward to foster city. the tail lights on the flat section headed westbound, everyone is moving at the limit at 15-minute drive from both sides of the bay. otherwise, we are looking at the road work or your drive from the central valley right now, you can see the yellow road censors slowing through the altamont pass and it picks up at the limit all the way to dublin/pleasanton interchange. now we will look at the road work on the south bay peninsula side, 101 northbound, from ellis to moffitt in lanes for another 15 minutes. >> new details of florida where police say a potential campus mas
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Mar 26, 2013 4:00pm PDT
. >> thank you. >> this is a fascinating most in history. >> we're joined now but a law professor at santa clara university. thanks for joining us today. >> thank you for having me. >> what did you find most interesting about arguments today? >> this is interesting is that several justices indicate that had perhaps the court should not have taken this case in the first place. >> how so? what gave you that sense? >> a few times justice kenneed yedy asked the question perhaps we shouldn't have taken. several other justices including roberts and ginzberg grilled both attorneys as to whether parties presenting arguments in favor of proposition 8 should have legal standings, eligibility to be in court. >> is there predicted value? any questions heard today? >> it's always difficult to try to read tea leaves with the court. one thing that appears certain is that it's going to be hard for there to be five votes for any position seemed like all positions were highly contested. if there is one position that started to have perhaps four or five justices it's likely the position courts should not be
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Mar 21, 2013 5:00pm PDT
lawmakers are trying to do. >> if law enforcement wanted to read letters or other paper corresponds they have to get a warrant but in this age of technology you don't have the same protections. if your e mail has been opened or more than six months old law enforcement can read them. >> in cases the law is confusing and has permitted the government to search your e mails. >> investigators look at e mails, that is not always the case. e mail privacy became a debate after the cia director general petraeus resigned or an extramarital affair. privacy experts asked what protections do ordinary people have? >> no warrant no. records. >> state senator leno wants to define the line in california. electronic communications should nobody different. they're all private. >> all we're seeing is that we'll make the case there is a reasonable cause to believe illegal activity is ongoing. >> this could require agents get a warrant before asking service providers to hand over e mails. companies would then have to tell you they d some require a warrant but not all. this won't apply. in the past law en
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Mar 18, 2013 6:00am PDT
ban from playing soccer for his country. >> california law enforcement wants to crackdown on distracting driving but some say it will not work. >> we have a live look outside, remark is moving on our walnut creek traffic camera, traffic and weather together are next as the abc7 morn >> we are back at 6:10. temperatures are cooler just about everywhere but oak is the same. fairfield is a degree warmer. novato is 11 degrees cooler than yesterday. same at half moon bay. san jose is about four degrees cooler. 44 in san jose and hair and concord. 47 in san francisco. upper 30's throughout the north bay valley. temperatures today under increasing high clouds in the upper 50's to low 50's into san francisco and mid-to-upper 60's around the bay and upper 60's to near 70 inland. sue? >> we are going out of the south bay with reports of an accident getting an upstate from the c.h.p. westbound 237 or off of west 237 in the lawrence expressway surface street so getting an update from c.h.p. and not affecting 237 but you will find slow traffic in that area across from 237. still, very slo
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Mar 20, 2013 4:30am PDT
tempting. traffic officers from law enforcement agencies throughout san mateo county are taking part. officers issued more than 200 citations during a similar crackdown early this year. >> it appears many of us are willing to pay for a faster commute. revenue from bay area toll lanes are higher than projected. they allow solo drivers to pay a fee and jump if lanes normally reserved for car poolers. our media partner reports that toll lane revenue on highway 237 is more than 50 percent above projection. the toll users save 5 minutes to 20 minutes compared to other drivers. southbound interstate 680 is bringing up more toll revenue than expected at 33 percent higher on the sue -- sunol grid. time is money, as they say. >> indeed. this morning, time -- you will need extra to get to work. >> is that right, mike? >> from sheas to sausalito we have light rain. this is moving to the east. american canyon, napa, sonoma, you will get wet again. you can see this crosses over into san francisco right along near at&t park and headed down to the south and over near oakland and 7th. right now we h
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Mar 18, 2013 2:00am PDT
and santa rosa 68, and 69 cal law calistoga. oakland tomorrow, increasing high clouds throughout the day. 67 degrees there. union city 65. and interior east bay, you will look for a mixture of sun and clouds and 70 for brentwood and 69 con card and -- concord. my accu-weather seven-day forecast, dry day on monday. increasing clouds on tuesday. showers developing on tuesday afternoon. it looks wet on tuesday and wednesday. cooler on wednesday, the first day of spring. and then we will warm things up on friday, saturday and sunday. the temperatures inland in the 70s to near 80 degrees. abc7 news has a great weather resource for you. follow at live doppler 7hd for the latest conditions. plus get video forecasts and the power outages and formations from your famous weather team. 4:30 to 7:00 mike will be here with updates. >> tracking that latest system coming in. thanks, leigh. >>> let's turn our attention now to sports. and base bay you will is back in san francisco to -- and baseball is back in san francisco. >> yes, the world baseball classic $7 for parking n the finals at at&t. puer
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Mar 22, 2013 6:00pm PDT
not enshrine in the law of principle a child does not deserve a mother and a father. >> this week the leading group of pediatricians saying there is no evidence that sexual orientation of parents has impact on the child. >> in spite of the fact they face challenges in schools and prejudices from the world those children are still turning out just equally well adjusted and happy, equally successful in school, in life. >> he disagrees saying if high court does legalize gay marriage his fear is that it will end the institution of marriage. >> i fear people will not be interested in marrying anymore. marriage will be irrelevant vent he added the church will suffer. >> if what we're teaching is bigotry and discrimination we're not going to be allowed to do that. >> believing if church teachings are backward it will impact the church-run schools, hopts and service agencies. >> if we want to know how people will be treat swred to think about how a racial bigot is treated in a country today. >> the archbishop admits being a visible opponent to same-sex marriage is difficult but he does no
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Mar 19, 2013 5:00pm PDT
. >> a california patrol officer has received one of the nation's top law enforcement awards for a heroic deed he did last year. officer carlton named a nation's top trooper by international association of police chiefs. the partner of ken onyoung storm who, you may recall was shot and killed by a gunman in alamo in september, 2012. the panel said officer displayed dmurj his attempt to save young storm's live and to keep the public save. >> pomp and pageantry to welcome the 266th poep of the roman catholic church. >> the vatican says 200,000 pilgrims crowded into st. peter ace square. pope francis repeated his themes of humility and selflessness. >> embrace the whofl hue man tismt especial lit poorest, weakest, the least important. >> he is the first noneuropean pope to be elected in 117 years. >> in addition to the sex abuse scandal one of the other challenges facing pope francis will be addressing growing choruses for a greater role for women in the church. tonight a fremont order of nuns has a huge stake in that future. >> like many, the dominican sisters watched as pope francis
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Mar 24, 2013 5:00pm PDT
union laws. >> carolyn will be sitting in court when the supreme court considers prop 8 and the defense of marriage act. her live report begins tuesday here on abc7. >>> san francisco police credit a neighbor's quick thinking in helping to catch a group of suspected vandals in the act. it appears they had just finished the outline of their graffiti when the officers arrived. the man who called police asked us not to give his name. >> they just finished painting it a couple weeks ago, and it's like every other week there's something new up there, and they're constantly having to clean it. >> i think it's important that we're able to catch these offenders and bring them to justice. >> ama: police also told us they discovered 52 cans of spray paint and several markers when officers searched the suspects. suspects include ten adults andup juvenile. some have previous arrests for vandalism. >> survivors or the san bruno pipeline explosion came together today. eight people died. community members work on a mural that was finished last week. today city officials unveiled a plaque of re
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Mar 18, 2013 5:00pm PDT
, abc 7 news. >> thank you. >> we'll see you later on. a supervisor wants to change a law giving antiabortion advocates freedoms to protest in front of health clinics. an ordinance says they must stay eight feet away. but a quirk let's them protest near the door as long as they stand still. >> the buffer would create space around the front door that a pro testor could not enter. >> they're not going to make us go away. we're here. here to support women. we'll be as close as we can. >> this would keep pro testors 25 feet from the entrance of clinicsline like planned parenthood. >> we have new information about a deadly race car crash over the weekend that killed two people. >> one of them is a teenager. 17-year-old chase jond ondriving a race car that slammed into his 14-year-old cousin marcus johnson and a man with him. wayne freedman is live tonight. everyone is just devastated. >> they are. the school is empty today. it's out for break but the people are devastated. the kmunlt is devastated. the news today from the family they have a feeling whatever went wrong that car had to
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Mar 22, 2013 5:00pm PDT
police are investigating whether he could be tied to the high profile murder of another law enforcement official. police identified 28-year-old
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Mar 21, 2013 11:00pm PDT
the d.a.'s office as well as the f.b.i. to determine if any laws were broken here. >> dan: new at 11:00, a crime spree at u.c. berkeley, a crime wave at bancroft way. since the first of the year, 25 thefts have been reported there. the problem is people don't keep an eye on their stuff. best thing according to police, put your belongings in a locker and lock it away for safekeeping. >> also new at 11:00, the search is on for a fresno mother who abandoned her three-month-old baby as a walmart store. the mother left the baby with a security guard and just left. workers called police who took the child into custody. investigators say the woman was acting erratically when she handed the baby to the guard. good news is the infant is healthy and apparently doing well. >>> tonight a pa9d-year-old preschool teacher accused of trying to drug toddler needed her care is facing criminal charges. prosecutors filed misdemeanor counts of attempted child endangerment and assault against her. a fellow teacher at morgan hill she saw her putting a sleep aid into sippy cups earlier this month. she super
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Mar 24, 2013 11:00pm PDT
the room she booked for her in-laws. lee's parents could not get on board. >> what will we do? my in laws don't speak english and they don't drive. >> she couldn't leave them stranded in long beach, but there were no rooms available. so she did the only she could. >> i gave up my room to my in laws. >> linda and le expe their son watched -- and their son watched as the ship sailed away without them. the whole point of the cruise was left standing on shore. >> the trip was ruined. nobody could enjoy themselves because the star of the show wasn't there. >> what was worse this their luggage couldn't be retrieved and sailed off with the ship. y. >> i had nothing but the clothes on my back. >> they waited seven days in los angeles waiting for the ship to return and blakeing the -- and making the most of their time at home. >> she later found out carnival had mistakenly canceled the reservation. it happened when carnival was correcting the spelling of her mother-in-law's middle name. linda paid for that room and she she wanted her money back. >> they said it was coming in the mail and i di
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Mar 21, 2013 6:00pm PDT
require state and local authorities to get a warrant to hand over your e mails. current law says e mails are fair game if they've been opened or more than six months old. saying electronic communications should nobody different which authorities cannot access without a warrant. >> well, hates a throw away anymore the disposable film festival is here to stay and takes place tonight and friday. it's a venue for films made without big budgets. >> sometimes it's an iphone and web cam. what we care about are people making stories with whatever they have on them. >> this year's theme is food and social justice. also helping build a track record of new generations of film makers. >> already, well could you explain your job in just 30 seconds well, dan probably could. just ahead efforts to explain complicated medical research. >> and something new at golden gate bridge. changes picking up speed. >>> here is a live picture of the golden gate bridge traffic moving across that span on a sparkling thursday afternoon. but change is a foot. golden gate bridge officials considering raising the speed li
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Mar 20, 2013 6:00pm PDT
there. if a large earthquake should hit this area. there have been a law since 2005 for landlords with five or more units to notify tentants in writing that their apartment is a soft story. they're required to have an engineer prepare a size nick. >> doft is steep, generally can vary between $5,000 and closer to $30,000. >> and more. now, the berkeley property owner says the cost can run into thousands of dollars and beyond and saying unavailability of rent increases is the biggest problem faced they're unable to pass through some of the costs to residents who are sitting in and occupying some spaces. caught in the middle are tenants if we want to live this n.a building considered to be unsound you can go to our web si. we have posted a link. in berkeley nick smith abc 7 news. >> thank you very much. well, it's the first day of spring. we have showers today around the bay area. umbrellas were out. windshield wipers and live doppler 7 hd looks like we're going to get spring weather. >> it's just going to be delayed by a day. taking a look pretty quiet now. we're not through just yet. as
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Mar 20, 2013 5:00am PDT
abuse. the assembly woman says the legislation is needed to shore up gaps in the country law. last year, former san jose principal was convicted of failing to report suspected child abuse. one of the bills requires districts to make clear that teachers report this as part of responsibility and administrators must review the policies and allow 9 school districts to remove immediately teachers wered is of child abuse and dismiss them at any point. >> another marine has died from a mortar shell explosion in nevada desert. mourners held a visible ill last -- vigil last night to honor the marines killed in a training exercise. six are in a reno hospital, from camp lejeune, north carolina, training for night warfare. >> every loss of life is heartbreaking. whether it occurs in afghanistan, hawthorne, or camp lejeune. ought marine corps has suspended the use of the mortars until the investigation is finished. the defense department will release the names and hometowns of the fallen marines today. >> new information in monday night's fatal shooting a car theft suspect by san jose plus. the
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Mar 21, 2013 5:00am PDT
. it has been a law since 2005 requiring landlords with five on more units to notify tenants about the danger but the city says many just not moving fast enough. they have canvassed the neighborhoods warning tenants their buildings may not be safe. >> the buildings are built to be earthquake safe but now that i know i am not... >> at any moment the tons of concrete could crush me and kill thousands of people. we are stuck in a bureaucratic maze going nowhere. >> the committee is scheduled to most later today and will talk about the seismic retrofitting and how to jump start the process. if you would like to know more of the status of your home or apartment, go to our website at abc7news.com where we have some information. >> thank you, cornell. happening now, rebound is in the west bank this morning meeting with palestinian leaders trying to restart peace talks on that side after efforts in israel as new violence breaks out, and katie marzullo is live in the newsroom with new interviews or new sound bites. >> the president is answering questions at the end of the news conference an
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Mar 20, 2013 6:00am PDT
landed her in the hospital. she joined her daughter-in-law today to mark the 150th anniversary of the subway station, the tube. the 86-year-old monarch toured a car on the world's oldest underground transit system. she first traveled on the tube in may of 1939, four months after victoria line opened and kate revealed traveling is part of her former life that she misses now she is a royal. >> and now lulu lemon is fighting backs, with 9 company claiming they were made according to the design specifications and the statement is a day after the retailer with several bay area stores recalled the pants because they are "too shear," and the suppliers seas the retailer likely misjudgmented customer taste and wanted to blame it on the supplier. >> forget summer camp for your kids how about catch for adults? >> chances are you may already have looked for a new job even though it is only midweek. jane king? >> good morning, look at data from job sites like glass doors, they found that mondays and tuesdays are the days people are most likely to look for a new job. people are not waiting unti
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Mar 19, 2013 4:00pm PDT
news >>> a california patrol officer received a top law enforcement award for a heroic deed. he was named nation's top trooper by international association of police cheifs. he was the partner of fallen chp officer ken onyoung storm shot and killed in september 2012. carlton returned fire, killing the gunman ux 36-year-old christopher lacey. the panel said officer carlton explained extreme courage. >> there is uncertainty over the future of a palo alto based pharmaceutical company after it's only product has been pulled off the market. they plan to layoff 75% of the work force after the recall of its anemia drug. there are reports several patients died after taking this. a spokesperson says remaining employees will be working on a follow up investigation. the drug hailed a break through in april because it required less frequent dosing. >> shares of high end clothing retailer lulu lemon took a hit after the company pulled a brand of yoga pants off store shelves because they can be see through. shares dropped 6% today. lulu lemon expects to take the loss of the product making up 17%
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Mar 24, 2013 9:00am PDT
believe it, is that same-sex couple should be afforded equal status under the law. >> both agree the debate over same-sex marriage is likely to continue just of no matter what the high court decides, just as it has on the issue of abortion. >>>. new this morning. symphony will drop their fight with management today and pick up their instruments to perform a on certificate. the musicians want more money and have been negotiating a new contract for eight months now. this afternoon at 2:00 they will perform for kids at the san francisco's davies symphony hall. the musicians decided to do so because of their work as mentors. >>> theplex moratorium has always been hands on, but now they are taking it a step further. >> all we do is touch our hands together and it makes a musical note. >> next, an exclusive inside look at how they are tinkering with the whole exploratorium experience. and taking a live look outside at 9:38 this morning. this is the view from damage cam. there are some low clouds at the coast this morning, but it's going to be a nice day. enjoy it while you can. things will
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Mar 24, 2013 2:00am PDT
was murdered when he came to defend his mother-in-law. the woman was unloading her car when someone tried to rob her. an unidentified 33-year-old man was shot when he tried to help her. police are looking for two suspects, possibly a man and a woman, who drove away in a dark colored see dan. >> new details about an officer-involved shooting that wounded a castro valley man. the 49-year-old parolee was shot after pointing what looked to be a rifle at alameda county sheriff's deputies. deputies now say the gun was fake, made of wood. you can see it in our video here. the incident began last night when his family called 9-1-1 to report he was acting erratically. deputies say he also called 9-1-1 and threatened to kill deputies when they arrived. >> oakland city officials are continuing their community outreach to help fight crime today was the fifth in a series of town hall meetings. at the memorial cathedral on telegraph of newsom city leaders listened to the residents and posed questions of their own. the chief says it's an effort to partner with the people in oakland. >> reaching ou
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Mar 25, 2013 6:00am PDT
virginia lawmakers likes the glasses but says the state has worked hard on a no texting and driving law. >> the crackdown begins next week on texting and using your phone. you have been warned. >> we have our sunglasses. do we need them? >> not the whole day. poor visibility in parts of the north bay and live doppler 7 hd not picking up rain drops today, but tomorrow possibly a few sprinkles and wins, just in the north bay but most of you see nothing and a few extra clouds with some sun. we look outside, you can see a little bit of high level clouds and the numbers have dropped in the north bay, at 39 in napa but 50 in hayward, with 42 in los gatos. this shot, downtown, you can see a few clouds and coastal clouds and yesterday that breeze kicked up. so numbers trended cooler with the 50's parts of the coast and 59 downtown. 50 in oakland with mid-40's and half moon bay and san jose. so the changes are in store with the fog to start out, partly cloudy this afternoon, and the cooler air mass transporting in throughout the bay area today, that will take us through the middle of the week an
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Mar 22, 2013 4:30am PDT
will join law enforcement agencies around the world in a first ever 24-hour police tweet athon. the police departments are participating with 160 agencies worldwide to create awareness of police work and the issues that the officers face. they want to promote the use of social media by law enforcement and will tweet various service calls throughout the day starting at 8:00 a.m. agencies will use the say hashtag "plopwt." a preschooler teacher accused of trying to drug toddlers in her care is charged with ten misdemeanor counts of child endangerment. a fellow teacher in morgan hill saw her putting the over-the-counter sleep aid into sippy cups. she supervisorred map -- nap time for children one to two. >> the woman who died about being raped on santa cruz campus will face charges. the student told investigators she was searching for banana slugs along a campus trail and was beaten and assaulted. a campus alert was throughed and a sketch of a suspect was released but she admitted the truth a few days later. >> activists are going to undress when they stage another protest against the
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Mar 25, 2013 5:00am PDT
that this is what the survivors want, this is what the public wants. >> it slows down the law-abiding and does nothing to anyone else. >> the senate bill includes expanding background check for all gun purchases and tougher penalties for gun trafficking and more money for school safety and does not include a ban on assault-styled weapons. >> this ad from mayors against illegal guns on the air in 13 states, wants voter to make their voices heard adding pressure on key republicans and democrats to get on board. >> that is why i support comprehensive background checks. so criminals and the dangerously mentally ill cannot buy guns. >> 90 percent of americans in the latest washington post/abc news poll support universal checks but advocates for gun owners say they will not solve the problem. >> this is prompted by the sandy hook elementary school. those guns were legally riched with a background check. worst not solve that. the n.r.a. wants do improve the current system and enforce laws already on the books. >> members of congress are back in their home districts for the next two weeks on
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Mar 22, 2013 6:00am PDT
101 still closed with a backup building as the commute kicks into high gear leading law the waldo tunnel but they will keep the lanes closed to check for the hillside stability with wrongs coming down when cornell was doing the last live shot. the two left lanes are closed so there is a backup because of the boulders falling on 101. >> pepsi has a new shape for the 20-ounce bolts featureing a contour bottom easier to hold. the label is shorter so you can see more of the drink, this is the first change for the bottle shape in 17 years. the new bottles go into production next month but it will take a while for them to show up on the shelves. >> the lulu lemon yoga pants story continues. the head of the retailer says they do not know why they came toeshoe, according to the chief executive, the recall pants passed quality assurance tests and they now are taking steps to improve salt control after recalling the pants. lulu lemon estimates losing revenue between $57 to $67 million for this year. >> beyonce will show off new threads, starting a new partnership with clothing retailer h&m
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Mar 20, 2013 4:00pm PDT
. microsoft says it's working with law enforcement and other companies to prevent similar attacks. cheryl, larry, back to you. >> emily, thank you. >> you know taxes are due in less than a month. yikes. factor in changes can be confusing and you may have some questions about all of those number autos michael finney is here. and michael you do this every year. >> we do. so happy to be able to. have you done your taxes yet? >> well... >> maybe. okay. well then, i have a telephone number for you. you can call that any watching can call that. and we'll try to answer your personal tax questions right now. if you've sent in your taxes you may have a question about when you're going to be paid jesse weller is with the irs. you can track that? >> yes. you can. since three quarters of people get a refund, we're getting lots of refund inquiries on the telephone. we want people to know they can track their refund using a tool online at irs.gov web site called where is my refund. you only need to check it once per day. the irs updates once a day f you go to irs.gov it's on the home page. it can tell
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Mar 24, 2013 5:00am PDT
defend his mother-in-law. the wnman was unloading her car on arbor way around 9:30 when someone tried to rob her. her 33-year-old son-in-law was shot while trying to help her. police are looking for two suspects, possibly a man and woman who drove away in a dark-colored sedan. >> for the second time this month santa clara county paid cash for weapons. a gun buy back was held yesterday morning at an airport in san jose. people lined up early and turned in guns they no longer wanted and got cash. >>ner use it. but i didn't want to take that chance getting angry and using it. so it's a good time to turn it in and make a profit. >> whereas last year we finally reached the level of twelve guns, this year we've now gone over 500 guns. just in this event alone. >> $100 was given forehand guns and rifles. $200 for assault-type weapons. more than 1100 weapons were turned in at the buy back three weeks ago. >>> also new this morning a mural memorializing the victims of the 2010 san brunette to no gas explosion victims is finished ask it will be dedicated today. the wall at bethany presbyterian chu
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Mar 18, 2013 11:00am PDT
51-year-old has play add leading role in challenging voter i.d. laws in texas and south carolina. he has support from the labor and latino communities but some republican critics in congress are expected to oppose his confirmation. if confirmed he would be one of the highest ranking hispanics in government. >> pope francis is gearing up for the first official mastectomy at st. peter's square with the first audience today with the visiting head of state, a president with whom he has clashed over a socially liberal policies. >> pope francis has charmed the faithful from the humility. speaking to 150,000 at st. peter's square off the cuff. with the first south american pope he cannot escape the past. he cigaretted -- greeted the president of argentina. in the past they have been at crossroads over the dirty war between 1976 and 19839 military dictatorship killed and torture up to 30,000 people. the church is accuses of complicit in the crimes. >> abc was told that francis had the power to save his family and he refused. human rights campaigners accusebergbergberg of letting two of h
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Mar 26, 2013 4:30am PDT
sex offer fender is in trouble with the law after a teenager says he followed her home. the 59-year-old alton watson is on parole for assault, and a again-year-old noticed a man following her and he was standing outside her home. the parents call police and officers located the man and identified him. he faces charges of molesting a child. >> san jose police are still trying to find the person who stole a car with a baby need. it triggers a state-wide amber alert. the 11-month-old gabriella quintera is home, safe, with her mother this morning after a frightening ordeal that lasted hours yesterday. abc7 news reporter has the latest. >> graciela thanked the community. her daughter, gabriella quintera, was the subject of an amber alert and the baby was found. >> my baby is okay, thank god and i was happy to have her with me. i want to say to everyone, thank you, thank you. ought nightmare began at 6:45 am when graciela saw someone driving away with the baby in the jeep when she left the car running. investigators do not know who was behind the wheel but it could have been the same pers
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Mar 25, 2013 6:00pm PDT
law. >> when we talk about fundamental rights as it relates to the constitution we're talking about those rights that we as a nation designated as most sake kret of rights we can have. >> adding a dozen times the supreme court described marriage as a fundamental right. the supporters say california voters have made the call. >> we should not allow the federal judiciary to zroit vote of the people. especially on something as old and good as marriage. >> many observers say the justice anthony kennedy could be the swing vote in the 5-4 decision. he struck down antigay laws in texas and colorado but also a strong advocate of state rights. and in 2008 did vote for the ban. >> there is a lot of ways the high court could go, they could uphold the ban strike it down as unconstitutional or take a more limit add approach, one would be to say there is no standing for people supporting prop 8. they zrobt a right to be in court that could kick the issue back to california only or they can up hold the decision which would legalize effectively same-sex marriage in nine western states. now, about 1
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Mar 25, 2013 2:00am PDT
. >> all of the reservations were there except the room she booked for her in-laws. lee's parents could not get on board. >> what will we do? my in laws don't speak english and they don't drive. >> she couldn't leave them stranded in long beach, but there were no rooms available. so she did the only she could. >> i gave up my room to my in laws. >> linda and le expe their son watched -- and their son watched as the ship sailed away without them. the whole point of the cruise was left standing on shore. >> the trip was ruined. nobody could enjoy themselves because the star of the show wasn't there. >> what was worse this their luggage couldn't be retrieved and sailed off with the ship. y. >> i had nothing but the clothes on my back. >> they waited seven days in los angeles waiting for the ship to return and blakeing the -- and making the most of their time at home. >> she later found out carnival had mistakenly canceled the reservation. it happened when carnival was correcting the spelling of her mother-in-law's middle name. linda paid for that room and she she wanted her money back. >> they
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Mar 18, 2013 6:00pm PDT
because it's a question of... the law. >> some people who are saying this ignored the fact that the blend add approach is commonly used throughout the world. >> no one knows where remaining $55 billion will come from to finish the project. >> bart conducting an experiment allowing bikes on board during morning and evening commute hours, bicycles okay in all trains with just restrictions. abc 7 news has been riding bart this afternoon. there will be a bit of a delay here, have you seen problems? >> folks have been bringing bikes on bart this evening when nornlly when bicycles would be allowed. bart has been toying with the idea of allowing bikes. in august, the test is on fridays allowing people to bring bikes on during peak commute times and decided the -- they needed to do more tests f you look you can see there is someone bringing a bicycle in. going to take that bike down stairs of course because they're not allowed on escalators. this is what you're going to be seeing more of. bart decided to do a test on every day of the week because fridays were slow. after doing a survey duri
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Mar 24, 2013 6:00pm PDT
partners, to make changes to the postal service. >> one proposed reform would change the law that requires the post office to pay bill odd dollar0s year to fund future retiree's pensions. >> lines are forming outside the supreme court ahead of the hearing to decide the constitutionality of prop 8. the referendum banned same-sex marriage after the state's highest court ruled it was legal. on wednesday the court considers the defense of marriage act which denies federal benefits to married same-sex couples. nine states and the district of columbia allow same-sex marriage, nine more have strong civil union or partner ship laws. >> carol lynn tyler is traveling to washington, dc and will be sitting in court when the nation's highest court considers whether california's prop 8 wrongly denies gays and lesbians the right to marry. >>> the nationest highest court is taking on another big issue that cost taxpayers more than $3 billion a year. the a practice that leads to higher prescription prices. >>> also a silicon valley big wig is helping in the effort to keep the kings in sacramento.
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Mar 23, 2013 11:00pm PDT
defend his mother-in-law. the woman was unloading her car when someone tried to rob her. an unidentified 33-year-old man was shot when he tried to help her. police are looking for two suspects, possibly a man and a woman, who drove away in a dark colored see dan. >> new details about an officer-involved shooting that wounded a castro valley man. the 49-year-old parolee was shot after pointing what looked to be a rifle at alameda county sheriff's deputies. deputies now say the gun was fake, made of wood. you can see it in our video here. the incident began last night when his family called 9-1-1 to report he was acting erratically. deputies say he also called 9-1-1 and threatened to kill deputies when they arrived. >> oakland city officials are continuing their community outreach to help fight crime today was the fifth in a series of town hall meetings. at the memorial cathedral on telegraph of newsom city leaders listened to the residents and posed questions of their own. the chief says it's an effort to partner with the people in oakland. >> reaching out to the community, h
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Mar 18, 2013 5:00am PDT
general says a grand jury will look into weather other teens, coaches, or parents broke the law by not speaking up about the attack. >> president obama is set to name a new labor secretary. reports are that thomas perez from the justice department will be nominated to head the labor department. he has strong support from latino and labor groups but could run into problems at the confirmation hearing from republicans. some g.o.p. lawmakers believe his tenure at the justice department was greatly influenced by political ideology. >> new details this morning in the ongoing san francisco symphony strike. the east coast tour which included a date at new york's carnegie hall is now canceled. according to the management, the musicians reject add federal mediator's proposal to resume laying during a cooling off period while negotiations continue. in a statement issued last night, musicians say the strike will continue until they get a contract that honors their contributions to the symphony. the musicians are unhappy with a ropal by management that would include a pay freeze in the first year.
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Mar 26, 2013 5:00am PDT
today on strengthening a law that requires larger businesses to offer employees' commuter benefits, because they allowed to use pretax dollars to ride public transit. under a san francisco ordinance all businesses with 20 or more workers must offer the pretax deduction of up to $245 a month or a $74 transit subsidy to pay for a muni pass or a van pool from workers' home to a place of business. >> there is a possibility in your morning commute to work you can encounter rain, light rain? >> and sprinkles for sure. we have low clouds along the coast and you found some of that, and from san francisco, also, south, we look at live doppler 7 hd and it does look quiet out there but some of this moisture is evaporating before it reaches the ground. if you find a sprinkle or two it will be short lived and that is the order of the afternoon as most of the moisture could fall over the higher elevations to we see any at all, better chances come our way on thursday but if you look toward the hills of the livermore valley here, maybe a few light returns more than anything, a lot of cloud cover a
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Mar 17, 2013 11:00pm PDT
rosa 68, and 69 cal law calistoga. oakland tomorrow, increasing high clouds throughout the day. 67 degrees there. union city 65. and interior east bay, you will look for a mixture of sun and clouds and 70 for brentwood and 69 con card and -- concord. my accu-weather seven-day forecast, dry day on monday. increasing clouds on tuesday. showers developing on tuesday afternoon. it looks wet on tuesday and wednesday. cooler on wednesday, the first day of spring. and then we will warm things up on friday, saturday and sunday. the temperatures inland in the 70s to near 80 degrees. abc7 news has a great weather resource for you. follow at live doppler 7hd for the latest conditions. plus get video forecasts and the power outages and information and weather tweets from your famous weather team. 4:30 to 7:00 mike will be here with updates. >> tracking that latest system coming in. thanks, leigh. >>> let's turn our attention now to sports. and base bay you will is back in san francisco to -- and baseball is back in san francisco. >> yes, the world baseball classic $7 for parking n the finals a
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